Goat Cheese & Black Olive Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a truly wonderful potato recipe! The combination of the herbs, olives and goat cheese is delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the potatoes with the thyme for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and cook until potatoes are tender (about 5-10 minutes more).
  3. Reserve 1/3 cup potato water.
  4. Drain the potatoes and garlic.
  5. Mash potatoes and garlic until smooth.
  6. Stir in cream, goat cheese, olives, olive oil salt and pepper.
  7. If the texture is too stiff, stir in a little of the reserved potato water to make them fluffy.
Most Helpful

I made this today and it was great!! I used skim milk as well .. thanks for a great recipe!!

najwa April 11, 2002

Absolutely delicious!I did,t have black olives to hand so I sunstituted pimento stuffed green ones.I,ll be making this again.

Norahs Girl October 28, 2001

I made this a few days ago and it turned out terrific. I was sceptical of black olives, but this is a major goat cheese household ;-). Honestly, worked great. Didn't have the cream though, so just used a splash of milk and more potato water -- this was the first time I learned this trick and it works and keeps the fat down in the finished product. Keeper!

Gay Gilmore October 25, 2001